cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)
Are you growing perplexed? We surely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number Three: A total shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|€6.73 / month||€12.50 / month||€16.67 / month||€5.05 / month|